Beau Geste
Beau Geste (1939)

This second of three movie versions of P.C. Wren's adventure novel Beau Geste is a virtual scene-for-scene remake of the 1927 silent version. We open on the now-famous scenes of a remote, burning desert fort, manned by the dead Foreign… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 15, 1939
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Emanuel Levy

Well directed by William Wellman, this second version of the popular novel is a fun adventure, perhpas a notch below the silent starrting Ronald Colman.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A great adventure film from the golden age of movies; Cooper is in top form, ably assisted by Milland and Preston. Brian Donlevy steals the show as the sadistic sargeant.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Dashing fantasy schoolboy romantic adventure tale on brotherhood.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

First rate adventure film

Sean Axmaker

This is the great romantic adventure of hard men, loyal comrades and the fraternal love and sacrifice of brother who risk everything to protect each other...

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Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Beau Geste (1939) is director/producer William Wellman's superb, high adventure tale set in the desert - a classic melodramatic, rousing film of the late 30s

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
From perhaps the best year for film ever,1939, comes this wooly, bully adventure tale of brotherly love and the French Foreign Legion as three guys match wits… More
Stella Dallas
one of those films i can't resist like gunga din and lives of a bengal lancer. yes i know colonialism is bad. also i had this added to flixster 2 years… More
Aj V
A pretty good story, but the movie is kind of boring too. I've never really cared for military stories, but this one has more to it. It's a pretty… More
Randy Tippy
This one is hard to find on DVD but well worth the effort to search it out. Gary Cooper is absolutely fantastic but it's the ensemble of Albert Dekker,… More
Mister Caple
The year 1939 was a pennicle point in cinema. 1939 brought out a lot of great films and the action-adventure spectacle "Beau Geste" is one of them.… More
Ken Stachnik
The jewel heist is almost an afterthought to this's not really a movie where you ask "why" this is happening...but "what"… More